SPERRY - A 16-7 advantage in the third quarter helped Barnsdall rally for a 51-41 victory over Miami's girls in the consolation finals at the Sperry Invitational here Friday night.
"In the second half, they really outhustled and outworked us," Miami coach JohnCarl Morgan said. "We were all right in the first half, but don't make shots. Our defense was awful in the second half and our rebounding was awful. This was the first time we've been beaten on the boards."
Each team had scored 10 points in the first quarter, but the Lady Wardogs coasted into the half with a 22-19 advantage.
Barnsdall carried a 35-29 lead into the fourth quarter, then held a 16-12 edge to nail down the victory.
"They got the rebounds and putbacks (10 offensive boards) that we didn't get," Morgan said. "We weren't scoring. Part of the problem was we weren't getting into our offense."
Morgan said the Lady Wardogs had four straight possessions at one point where they didn't even get a shot off.
"We turned it over to them and they capitalized," he said.
Makayla Vail and Courtnei Young were Miami's leading scorers in the game with 18 and 14 points, respectively.
Miami 43, Holland Hall 21
The Lady Wardogs limited Holland Hall to one point in the fourth quarter.
Miami had led 12-6 after the first quarter then outscored the Dutch 11-5 in the second frame.
The Lady Wardogs held 11-9 and 9-1 margins in the second half.
Makayla Vail scored a season-best 18 points to lead the scoring for MHS, Kelsey Neal added seven points and Katie Osborn chipped in with six.
Rounding out the scoring for the Lady Wardogs were Courtnei Young with five, Bekah Stewart with four and Kylee Carder with three points.
Reserve guard Hannah Swan will be out at least four weeks after breaking her right index finger in the game.
Weather permitting, the Lady Wardogs are to host Vinita in a 6:30 p.m. game at the Dogdome.